Fearless safari guide quietly removes a curious elephant that KICKS him after he has found him at a well
- Eugene Troskie works in a lodge in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa
- Elephants stand around well approaching for 1 curious young person
- The elephant uses his trunk to touch him before he kicks him with his leg 3 times
This is the incredible moment when a fearless safari guide coolly chased an elephant away after the huge beast considered trampling him.
Eugene Troskie, 34, repaired the wooden perimeter of a well at Lions Place Lodge in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa, when a herd of elephants arrived.
The field guide – trying not to be discovered by the animals – sat next to a tree.
This is the incredible moment when a fearless safari guide coolly chased an elephant away after the huge beast considered trampling him into the Lions Place Lodge in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa
Eugene Troskie, 34, repaired the wooden outline of a well when a herd of elephants arrived
But a curious young man noticed him.
In the clip, two elephants stand around the well while Mr Troskie silently films them.
The elephant closest to him suddenly stops and turns his head to Mr. Troskie, who is still squatting.
The huge beast walks slowly towards him and takes slow, careful steps.
It then stops and turns its head to Mr. Troskie who continues to film silently.
The elephant comes even closer to him before he steps over the short wooden barricade behind which Mr. Troskie sits.
The elephant touches the guide’s leg with his trunk before lifting his other foot up the step.
He lifts his front left foot off the ground and gave the guide three quick kicks.
A curious youngster wandered over to him and gave him three quick kicks with one of his front legs
The elephant touches the guide’s leg with his trunk before lifting his other foot up the step
The elephant turns its head to Mr. Troskie, who remains huddled as he approaches him
Mr. Troskie, from Bethlehem, South Africa, said: “I was extremely nervous when he started kicking me”
Before the giant was able to put his foot on the ground, a cool-headed lord Troskie brutally shakes the creature away and says it must ‘go on’.
When he left, the retreating elephant let out a loud bang from his trunk.
Mr. Troskie, from Bethlehem, South Africa, said: “I was extremely nervous when he started kicking me.
“I knew I had to do something to pull him back, because if I hadn’t responded, he could easily have kicked on my leg and crushed it.
‘I am an experienced professional and took a calculated risk here, although the interaction was not planned.
“Fortunately the elephant was not aggressive, but curious.
“I wanted the herd to drink from the well and leave, but this didn’t go as planned.”